All this time, we had it backwards. We thought the hunger was the artist’s; the starving artist with the clawing in his core that drives him to create, to fill the empty spaces and silences with glimmers of his own world. The truth is, the artist is the ultimate provider, sending pieces of himself out into the world. And in grass strewn with plastic cups and glowsticks, on the sticky, smoky dance floors, they come to feed. Electronica has finally leaked into the mainstream, and the Indian youth, starved of their fundamental right to party, have nevertheless developed an insatiable taste for it. As the music spills into them, eyes close, bodies liquidate, the center is sated. We only know this side of it – the reprieve of the fed. DJ/ guitarist/ producer/ cerebral agent and one the forerunners of the EDM scene in India, Dualist Inquiry, fills us in on the other side.
This year, The Fuschia Tree's issues tackle 'The Unseen': seemingly invisible and tangential ideas that change the course of our lives. We began the month of February with Love. Of course. The most obvious and the most elusive of the unseens. Our current issue is on the thing that feeds our desire to love: Hunger.Read More
By Simone Dinshaw, Issue 18, Hunger, February 2013